Tracking calories burnt with your mobile phone

Tracking calories burnt with your mobile phone

Summary: Newer Nokia phones like Nokia N82 and N95, have a built-in accelerometer and are capable of tracking your physical movements.If you have one of these phones, you can download and install the Nokia Activity Monitor to measure your energy expenditure while you're walking or jogging/running.

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Newer Nokia phones like Nokia N82 and N95, have a built-in accelerometer and are capable of tracking your physical movements.

If you have one of these phones, you can download and install the Nokia Activity Monitor to measure your energy expenditure while you're walking or jogging/running.

This morning, as I checked out from my hotel and made my way to the Syndey airport, my phone told me that I walked 1,526 steps over a distance of 1.04 km, expending a total of 60 kCal (kilocalorie).

I may not exercise much, but according to my phone I'm getting quite a good workout every time I travel on business.

Signing off from Sydney airport...

Topic: Nokia

Lee Lup Yuen

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Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge.
He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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  • Tracking calories burnt with your mobile phone

    While the Nokia Activity Monitor is truly impressive, it uses a tremendous amount of battery when it is turned on. If you're not careful it will shut down on you, and not gracefully at all.

    The iPhone has released their SDK, and there are other phones with accelerometers.

    Do any of these offer "Super pedometers" or activity monitoring tools that compete with Nokia?
    anonymous
  • Tracking calories burnt with your mobile phone

    If you track the location of the mobile phone through sites like http://www.mobilelocators.com then you can calculate the distance you've travelled and calories on any mobile phone
    anonymous